Solved: can't use net after checking foreign harddrive

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after some issues with my mother's pc (bsod -> system boot failure) i rebuilt her a new one. To see if i can save data off her old 2 partition HD (part 1:corrupted win xp os. part2: data) i set the jumper to to slave and connected it to my pc at first it did't read the drive at all but after setting it to cable priority it did (the win os partition isn't availible at all) as clicked on the drive my system crashed but after the restart the data partition was readable.
Since I connected that drive to my pc I cannot acces the net anymore it was working fine just before:confused:, i'm using a Us robotics Wlan and win xp sp2 Os. i don't have a big clue about networking plz help
 
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Did the partitioned drive have malware/viruses on it by any chance?

I don't see any other reason why clicking on the drive would cause your internet to go out unless something happened to the computer's hardware when you changed the settings on your drive.
(for example: you could have loosened the networking card)

1.)What kind of networking card do you have, a built in card or PCI/PCI-e?

2.) Are you using a router? Do you have a software firewall ?(if so disable it while troubleshooting)

3.) Did you make sure that the ethernet cables are plugged in correctly?

4.) Boot into "Safe Mode with Networking"...can you access the internet that way?
 

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i have a Us robotics PCI card. i do have a router,still wouldn't work after deactivating my firewall, cable was plugged in properly (wrote initiate mail with my laptop using the same network)

problem solved now though after format and win reinstall :)
 
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